Herbert Floyd Dyer

October 13, 1927November 5, 2018

Herbert Floyd Dyer passed away November 5, 2018 after a yearlong illness. He was born in Port Huron, Michigan on October 13, 1927 and was raised in Detroit, where he was active with boy scouts and the Detroit Junior Symphony. He played the trumpet. After high school he joined the Army where he became a sergeant. During the Korean War he was activated from the National Guard into the Air Force. He taught at Rancho Alamitos High School in Garden Grove for 36 years and also taught carpenter apprenticeship for R.O.P. In addition to teaching, he coached wrestling, and was a Boy Scout leader, and was active in his church. He is survived by his wife, Jane, daughter, Carole, Son-in-law, Thomas, and grandchildren, Timothy, Aidan and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Sally, his sister-in-law Mary, and his nephew Byron. He is preceded in death by his son, Andrew.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17th, 11 am, at Our Redeemer Church, 12301 Magnolia St, Garden Grove, CA 92841. Private interment at Riverside National Cemetery.

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  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 17, 2018

Herbert Floyd Dyer

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Anita Goebel

November 12, 2018

Dear Jane, Carole, Sally & Families: I know Herbie as the wrestling coach at Rancho. My brother Paul Ruggiere and his band of misfits were some of Herbie's best. Paul, Pete, Ken & the other Pete still speak fondly of their coach. I grew up next door to the late coach Ray Johnson and my late dad was an athlete so sports is in the blood. I did attend GGHS with Carole.
I extend condolences to each of you on behalf of the Ruggiere family. You have lost a great husband, dad, granddad & great granddad. He will be well remembered by those he coached and taught at RAHS.
Peace & Solace, Anita Ruggiere Goebel of Garden Grove.